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Possible hardware, and power share community idea.

Poll Results: Do you think this would work?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 16% of voters (1)
    Yes
  • 66% of voters (4)
    No
  • 33% of voters (2)
    It would be beneficial to OCN, and the cause
  • 0% of voters (0)
    I would send a system to another member to fold on
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
So I just spouted out an idea in a separate thread about this, and to my amazement, someone else thinks like me. Only 4 hrs apart too.

I have been working out the possibility of being able to share hardware and power usage across our folding community. i understand that we have a lot of folders here that are in it for the greater good of the project. I am one of those people. Having lost friends and family to many diseases over time, I try to do my part. But the cost of power out ways the initial build cost of a capable system. i have the opportunity to build a 4p 24 core beast for dedicated folding, but may not be able to afford the power bill of it folding consistently.

My idea is a community hardware sharing program among the most dedicated of our team members. Building the system is not cheap, but the power isn't either. Another member is trying to start a Folding farm at his shop, seen here http://www.overclock.net/t/1378013/starting-a-folding-home-farm-at-my-store The offer to extend this to our members is so generous, and I hope it will catch on. The cost of power at some very high usage businesses, such as industrial, and commercial is considerably lower. i believe some employees may be able acquire permission to do this on some level with their employers as well. As we all know, the worst anyone could get would be a "no". i am not asking for this to be a free service. There would have to be compensation, and rules established (obviously) before undergoing anything.



The objective of this thread is to see how many of us would take part in this, and who has the ability to offer a facility similar to the thread linked above^. I do understand the trust and liability implied by this idea. There for I would like to start a poll for this. Let's see how plausible this is.

Simple

1: Do you think this would work?

2: Do you think it would be beneficial to OCN, and the cause?

3: Would you send a system to a trusted folding team member?

KEEP FOLDING GUYS!!

TWEAKER
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post #2 of 3
I've offered, a while back, to host folding equipment. My work would allow me to setup machines in the office to use their power.

Nobody ever responded or took me up on the offer.
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Thread Starter 
nice. that's perfect. well, I'll have to get moving on my build then.

Where do you work??
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Agility 3 RAID0 lite on dvd burner Raystorm Danger Den 480 Full copper (paralleled)  
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Dual boot, Windows7 64bit/Linux ubuntu64bit 1hpw2207h1680/1050  Sharp 60" LED 120hz s510 
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Wet Willy
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Oold man 555
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Agility 3 RAID0 lite on dvd burner Raystorm Danger Den 480 Full copper (paralleled)  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dual boot, Windows7 64bit/Linux ubuntu64bit 1hpw2207h1680/1050  Sharp 60" LED 120hz s510 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Ultra 1600w X4 NZXT, Tempest EVO logitech s510 combo Harmon Kardon AVR245 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 B55 m4n82 deluxe ghetto gtx 460 patriot viper 1066 
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some crap sata dvd thermal take big typhoon windows 7 ultimate  
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